In 2014-15, the Gray Center launched a pilot program that incorporates graduate student interns into the Mellon Collaborative Fellowship for Arts Practice and Scholarship program. These internships are intended to create meaningful (and not merely administrative) opportunities for graduate students to participate in the work of our fellows and the collaborative culture of the Gray Center, enabling them to assume an active, creative and participatory role (customized to each fellowship). Put otherwise, we would expect the internships to involve real challenges and, by the same token, real contributions at the intersection of scholarship and artistic practice. A paid graduate internship could include, but would not be limited to, the following:
- An opportunity to experiment with archiving practices. Such an internship could be extended to a single archiving intern working in collaboration with a specific Mellon Collaborative Fellowship project or a collaborative team of 2 or more, depending on the scope and vision of the archiving project.
- Project assistance that combines artistic practice & scholarly research in meaningful and experimental ways.
- Participation in the conception and realization of the fellowship project (e.g., preparing public forms of dissemination such as experimental symposia & conferences, workshops, etc.).
For more information, please contact Mike Schuh, Program Coordinator.